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Learning to learn for life and work: Inspiring Youth in TVET

UNESCO-UNEVOC is pleased to share stories submitted by its UNEVOC Centres about inspiring young people who are realizing their ambitions through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). These young people are students, teachers/trainers or graduates of UNEVOC Centres. The stories presented below are a selection of the submissions received. To read more inspiring stories, please visit here

UNEVOC Centre: Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET)

Country: United Arab Emirates

Nominee: Roudha Bin Bahr

“Mastering a specific technical or vocational skill, no matter how complicated, can be achieved. All you need is the confidence, willingness and courage to pursue your passion.”

Roudha Bin Bahr, 23 years old, is an Emirati Chemical Engineer, currently employed by Petrofac International.

She was the only female engineer to compete in the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning category in the WorldSkills 2017 competition held by ACTVET.

UNEVOC Centre: Bow Valley College (BVC)

Country: Canada

Nominee: Micah Louison

“Once you find something you are passionate about, you should aim for that and be paid to play. Be realistic about that passion: you need to address a problem and consider who is willing to pay for a solution.”

Originally from Grenada, Micah, 25 years old, moved with his family to Canada following a devastating hurricane when he was a child. Micah’s own inspiration came from his personal experience of a natural disaster.

UNEVOC Centre: Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST)

Country: Malta

Nominee: Alagib Maki al Tahir

"Never stop learning! Learning is an ongoing process. When you stop learning, you kill your dreams."

Alagib, 28 years old, is from Sudan. He is a student at MCAST, enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Category A Licence Course.

He arrived in Malta in 2014 following a risky journey through the Sahara Desert and across the Mediterranean Sea.

UNEVOC Centre: National College of Technical Professional Education (CONALEP)

Country: Mexico

Nominee: Edith Esmeralda Medina Garcia

"Find your passion and generate a change, no matter how small or great. We can always be that spark of light for someone who needs it."

Edith Esmeralda Medina Garcia, 17 years old, is a fourth semester student pursuing studies in Maintenance of Electronic Systems in CONALEP Coahuila.

page date 2019-08-26



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